Traditional Memoir Workshop (2012)

Four Mondays: Feb: 3, 10, 17, 24  from 7-9 pm

$120.00 (10% off for members)

This workshop is for writers who are at any stage of their memoir. We will be reading 10-20 pages of each memoir-in-progress, and every class meeting will be devoted to discussing the narrative strategy, tone, subject matter and every other element of craft present in these ages. We will receive from each writer a general description of what their memoir is about and what the particular challenges in writing it have been so far. This is an inclusive workshop: any forms or styles are welcome, whether in a strictly autobiographical memoir or a memoir largely about someone other than yourself. The instructor will provide extensive notes on the hard copy of each memoir. We will all be responsible for reading each other’s work thoroughly and bringing a lively sense of inquiry, opinion and possibility to the table—conversation is vital. We will get a lot of work done in four weeks. Four Mondays: Feb: 3, 10, 17, 24  from 7-9 pm

Dora Bruder by Patrick Modiano
My Brother by Jamaica Kincaid

Howard Norman received the Lannan Prize in fiction. He is the author of eight novels and three memoirs, and a number of books for children. His new novel, The Ghost Clause, which is set in Vermont, will be published in July, 2019.  He has taught for thirty years in the MFA program at the University of Maryland. He is on the faculty of the Napa Valley Literary Conference and the Squaw Valley Literary Conference. He is at work on a memoir, When News Filtered to the Angels, They Were Overwhelmed By Their Loneliness, which is about a friendship with the painter Jake Berthot.

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

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Dora Bruder Cover Image
By Patrick Modiano, Joanna Kilmartin (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780520218789
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Published: University of California Press - November 7th, 2014

My Brother Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374525620
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - November 9th, 1998